Tamil Nadu’s fascinating stones starting from Pudukottai, Madurai and then Myladi in Kanyakumari.
I have strange issues dealing with memories of people..places..and all that surround them. They mostly dont mean anything the next moment as I catch them! They have to sit in my bubble jar for years, ferment under its warm bottle necks, peekaboo over the glass layers and finally push and knock on the cap door…
It may be refreshing to remind us the legacy of Architect Laurie Baker every once in a while, at a point of time when we should definitely be re-thinking of what resources are we left with and how imperative it is to value every grain of sand, every drop of water, every breath of air..and…
Traveling in the Garo region of Meghalaya in 2007. Kids from Bangladesh immigrant families just gathered around to see what I’m doing with the camera! The pink Barbie girl started posing with her orange chicks, suddenly when her friend felt that’s not fair she getting all the attention. He soon appeared with his rabbit ready…
Singapore Chinatown Bokehs!
I cant remember the place! But in some interior temple village of Karnataka where curious old women relaxed and gossiped in their verandahs.
A round boat ride at the Thungabadra river near Hampi.
From Dharavi in Mumbai for a change! Women climbed ladders to reach their home, so do roosters hang out mostly above the ground!
Christmas of 2007 spent at the rustic Gond tribal villages of Adilabd in Andhrapradesh. While we wandered around Bethlehem like settings, the residents of the village were busy getting their fire wood from near by forest.
Colours and craft in Tamilnadu!
The story is the same all over India, they carry many things over their heads!
Previous day evening Next day early morning This was the first time when I saw a proper high/low tide in my entire life! The water almost drained from the so called shores making it possible to walk into the breakwaters for half a kilometer. An hour later in the morning, the water returned to its original shore line!!…
Locally known as Simsang, the river starts from the nokrek peak in Meghalaya and falls in to Bangladesh. On the banks of Simsang near the village Siju where we spent an evening chasing stars.
Sengchi and I searched for almost an hour to find this place in Shillong where Teer (Archery) game takes place daily. Since we missed the first daily event at 4.15pm, we decided to catch the second event at 5.15 pm. We ran across some slum areas to reach there atleast 10 minutes in advance, finally reached the venue just in time…
At one of the Dinesh ‘beedi’ (Indian tobacco) co-operatives in northern Kerala. The brand ‘Dinesh beedi’ is probably one of the popular brands in the Indian beedi market! There lies the wrapper leaves which are then rolled and a pinch of tobacco is pushed at the end to finish the beedi making. Women get paid Rs 60/- per…
The faces may not strike much sense to us except that they are all from Meghalaya. They represent 4 major tribes from Meghalaya Garo, Khasi, Jaintia and Dravidians. They have their origins from the Tibets, East asian khmers and South asian dravidians respectively. Thay all speak different languages and dress differently.
So far, this has been the toughest place to shoot indoors in natural light. Beautiful palace yet lifeless in photographs without proper light + people combination. Here’s my effort to bring both the elements together!
The travel photographer, compiles a lot of interesting photos, workshops and exhibitions!
Published in Fortean times from UK, though the accompanied story sounds funny! They had send me a copy of that magazine, cant find it now.
A lovely poster of Indian portraits by Karmadude.